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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Apr 18, 2009 11:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: who's the expert? - do the math - did you do the time?

Ampex ATR-102
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Ampex 100 brochure

LMA claims GD collection has 6570 items spanning 1965 - 1995

Browsing Grateful Dead by Year:




The NY Times just reported
"Nearly 2,200 Dead shows exist on tape, of the 2,350 or so that the group played."

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Let's assume "the experts" listened to every show available that's been taped. For argument's sake, each tape has about 2 and a half hours of music recordings on it. That's 5500 hours of tape you/ve listened to.

Maybe you have a mm-permit, and bags and bags of smoke. Throw in a computer, high-speed internet, and those killer Stax phones. 1-2-3... Go!

Subtract from your 8-hours of sleep the food-intake you need daily, and the time it takes to get and eat your food. Assume you're listening to GD collection 16 hours a day. It still takes you 344 days to listen to 2200 GD shows - that's a year. What about all the other newer sources - how many of them have you listened to? All the AUDs? Some of the MTXs are very sweet sources. Did I forget to mention DTS 5.1? Not to mention JGB and LOM. So I guess that makes me the moron I know I am. I only saw them about 25 times, mostly late '72 to late '73. And I only have about 400 shows. I rarely listen past the '73 era, but for Sugaree. What I do know is that I love the way these guys sound. Fuckin' Veneta! I miss Jer very much. Thanks very much to The Archive and eTree.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Apr 18, 2009 12:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: who's the expert? - how about Betty Cantor & Ron Wickersham?

Grateful Dead Crew

Betty Cantor
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Comment from Ron Wickersham:
stack of McIntosh 2300's used by Phil
shows the large Cannon P connector which connects to the bass.
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Comment from Ron Wickersham:
Jerry's rig shows the McIntosh 3500 tube amplifiers
sitting on a Zero aluminum transport case.
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Comment from Ron Wickersham:
the piano pickup system shown was built by Carl Countryman from Palo Alto
and is capacitive (uses the wonderful 911 op-amps made by Radiation in Florida).
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Poster: Miss Divine Date: Apr 18, 2009 12:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: who's the expert? - how about Betty Cantor & Ron Wickersham?

Wow, Betty looks great in that photo.....

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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: Apr 18, 2009 4:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: who's the expert? - how about Betty Cantor & Ron Wickersham?

And let's not forget that she was a woman (the only one?) working in an intensely male profession (electrical engineering) back when most women were still expected to be in the kitchen. Interviews with women in the Dead's community scattered through the books show that the guys in and around the band were no more enlightened about sexual politics than mainstream America back then. I wasn't there but, like some of you, I think of Betty as one of the great unsung heroes of the Dead's opus and reputation.

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Poster: Miss Divine Date: Apr 19, 2009 4:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: who's the expert? - how about Betty Cantor & Ron Wickersham?

I totally agree.
She's a heroine of mine.

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Poster: tjbproduction Date: Nov 18, 2009 7:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: who's the expert? - how about Betty Cantor & Ron Wickersham?

It is fun to think that the work of this amazing woman directly shaped the entire course of my life. Had I not received a 'betty board' from my step-brother at 14 years old, I would not have spent the past two and a half decades trying to become every bit as good at she is at capturing the magic of live performance.
I also would love to see/hear more about Ron Wickersham. I would place his innovative thinking right up there with guys like Les Paul and Tom Dowd.
Nonetheless, there is no body in this business as mother f&^%ing cool as Betty Cantor Jackson! And she is gorgeous too!!!
Betty, if you are out there, God bless you!

Tom

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 18, 2009 1:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: who's the expert? - how about Betty Cantor & Ron Wickersham?

Yep, besides you, she's the only other woman in my life hereabouts...

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Apr 18, 2009 1:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: who's the expert? - how about Betty Cantor & Ron Wickersham?

She sounds good too. According to the source, Betty taped and immortalized this smokin' 1972 new years eve show at Winterland. NRPS opened. Their pics that I've posted here are from this night.

Grateful Dead - NYE - Winterland - Dec 31, 1972

FRONT LINE - GARCIA'S RIG ON THE LEFT
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NRPS FRONT LINE
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BEAR, DAN HEALY AND SPARKY RAZINE
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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 18, 2009 1:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: who's the expert? - how about Betty Cantor & Ron Wickersham?

You're sooo much better at this, but she is very nice in this one...



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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Apr 19, 2009 8:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: who's the expert? - how about Betty Cantor & Ron Wickersham?

The sign on the equipment says it all:

"Record more than you erase!"

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Poster: deyzof49 Date: Apr 19, 2009 1:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: who's the expert? - how about Betty Cantor & Ron Wickersham?

Betty, what a honey. And thanks, this winterland show is perfect with my second cup of tea of the morning.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 18, 2009 12:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: who's the expert: Monte!

Boy, these posts are works of ART!

I love these tapedeck shots...I worked with Uhers and Sennheisers in the 70s, and loved them, but they were small time by comparison!

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Poster: SoogyerJohnson Date: Apr 18, 2009 2:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: who's the expert? - do the math - did you do the time?

very nice assortment, Monte. Great lunchtime thread/read.

thx

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Apr 18, 2009 8:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: who's the expert? - do the math - did you do the time?

Nice!

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Poster: smgarcia Date: Apr 19, 2009 8:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: who's the expert? - do the math - did you do the time?

Fucking hippies. :-)

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